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USAID continues despite "shutdown" – tell Congress to start making cuts!

It's time to tell lawmakers to start cutting USAID commitments and other "foreign welfare" programs – the government is not a charitable organization!

The current government shutdown has barred veterans from visiting memorials and has even thrown people out of their homes, yet the government evidently has enough money to keep doling out aid to foreign governments.

“The federal government may have ground to a halt because of the budget standoff in Washington,” says the New York Times. “But at least one part of the government continues to operate as usual: foreign aid agencies.”

The State Department has confirmed that foreign aid programs will continue, even as state and local aid programs are shutting down for want of funds.

It’s time to tell lawmakers to start cutting USAID commitments and other “foreign welfare” programs – the government is not a charitable organization!

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Oct 15th, 2013
E. Marlene W. from Laporte, IN signed.
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Someone from Defuniak Springs, FL writes:
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When are we as a people going to stop being so stupid? We barrow money to give away why???
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Beverly E. from Gainesville, TX signed.
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Vivian C. from Jensen Beach, FL signed.
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Ed O. from Rome, NY writes:
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cut foreign aid first...should have a long time ago...I really enjoy my money going to "Death to America" countries.
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Someone from Overgaard, AZ writes:
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Time for this frenzy to stop! No aid to countries until US is paying it's own bills! Balance the budget! A Must!
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Gary N. from Cape Coral, FL signed.
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David M. from Grandville, MI signed.
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Heather D. from Brandon, MS writes:
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If you can't afford to keep military retirees on Tricare Prime you CANNOT afford to help foreign countries! Why are we the only country in the world who thinks it's wrong to put our own nation FIRST??
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ELLEN & JOHN R. from Midlothian, VA signed.
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Joseph A. from Saraland, AL signed.
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Gloria S. from Jerico Springs, MO signed.
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June R. from Scottsdale, AZ writes:
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STOP all foreign aid, "NOW" We do not need to keep sending our money to people outside the U.S. they do not like us anyway. Lets keep the money for our own people and let the rest of world fin for themselves
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william c. from Ely, NV writes:
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Is Washington,DC totally devoid of common sense?
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Lawrence & Janice T. from Traverse City, MI signed.
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Harry W. from Rimrock, AZ signed.
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MARG M. from Ashburn, VA writes:
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GOP YOU CAN SAVE OUR COUNTRY AND YOURSELVES
Oct 15th, 2013
Wanda A. from Weatherford, TX writes:
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If we cut out all this "foreign aid" we'd have money to pay down our national debt and wouldn't have to have sequesters or shutdowns.
Oct 15th, 2013
Don D. from Bayonne, NJ writes:
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America comes 1st, no suprise that Obama is doing waht he is doing, he is not an American. Stop him now!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Someone from Marana, AZ writes:
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American CITIZENS must come first. Defund all foreign funding no matter what it is.
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Joseph S. from West Islip, NY writes:
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It us about time that we as a nation put America and American citizens first. Stop the insane spending.
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Colon W. from Onset, MA signed.
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Joseph S. from West Islip, NY writes:
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It us about time that we as a nation put America and American citizens first. Stop the insane spending.
Oct 15th, 2013
Carolyn D. from Ocala, FL writes:
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Well, just Obama and his minions doing to us again what they have done all along. Since we seem content to sit back and do nothing this will all just continue.
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